First Friday Benefit for Houston Food Bank with Clair Morgan feat. The Wimps, The Pauses, Big Baby

First Friday Benefit for Houston Food Bank with Clair Morgan feat. The Wimps, The Pauses, Big Baby

Fri, October 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$6.00 - $8.00

Tickets at the Door

Clair Morgan
Clair Morgan
Clair Morgan is a 5-piece rock outfit from Richmond, Virginia. A band that jokingly refers to themselves as being a band and not being a band. With influences ranging from the likes of Cursive, Teenage Fanclub, Shipping News, Hum, Cap’n Jazz and several others, it comes as no surprise that this enormous collective bring their own unique spin to mathematically dynamic indie rock. No surface is left untouched as the group expands on the songwriting of frontman Clair Morgan with a variety of auxiliary instrumentation, smooth harmonies, complex interlaced guitars and syncopated rhythms. All of this combined leads to a unique live experience that can only best be described as a tiny orchestra playing catchy rock tunes.

In 2012, Morgan released his debut full-length entitled No Notes. A release that featured Morgan performing a majority of songs written over the span of several years. After several lineup shifts, he has settled into a groove with this current incarnation. In 2016, Richmond label Egghunt Records will be putting out the group’s second LP entitled New Lions and The Not Good Night. This new album was recorded in Arlington, Virginia at the legendary Inner Ear Studios and it was mixed and mastered by Engineer TJ Lipple. The band has shared the stage with the likes of The Last Bison, The Pauses, Beach Fossils, Suburban Living, Ava Luna, Sleepwalkers, The Snowy Owls and several others. The band has received tremendous praise from local Richmond publications such as RVA Magazine, RVA Playlist, You Hear That! and several others.
The Wimps
The Wimps
Ralph Mason
Eric Godsey
Gilson Fearnow
Brent McCormick
The Pauses
The Pauses
The Pauses' (who prefer that their possessive noun-ing be spelled Pauseses) overall sound is one anchored in complexion and combination, a world where guitars are BFFs with synthesizers, horns, bells, and ukuleles. Tierney Tough's bright, fresh voice glides just as easily atop the breathy sparkle and agile math of Rock Band track "Go North" as it does the indie-pop sway and post-hardcore torque of "Beyond Bianca." From the serious, atmospheric mood of "The Migration" and "Pull the Pin" to the lithe, glitchy charm of "Hands Up". The Pauses got mad range, often in the same song. Rooted in the dynamics and ethos of '90s indie rock, their sound is a balancing act between rock and electronics, airiness and heft, suppleness and angularity. And their debut album, "A Cautionary Tale" (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) shows that you can explore without losing your core.
Big Baby
Big Baby
ali - guitar, vocals
chris - guitar vocals
brian - drums
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org